The Odyssey

by Homer Year Published:
Ten years after the fall of Troy, the victorious Greek hero Odysseus has still not returned to his native Ithaka. A band of rowdy suitors, believing Odysseus to be dead, has overrun his palace, courting his faithful wife, Penelope. The goddess Athena, Odysseus' greatest immortal ally, appears in disguise and urges Odysseus' son Telemakhos to seek news of his father. Prisoner and lover of the goddess, Kalypso, for eight years, Odysseus has a variety of adventures before he arrives home. Self-deception among men and gods makes for a variety of decisions with interesting consequences.